Written by Ella Peary

L=Y=R=A: Now Seeking Submissions

L=Y=R=A is a new online journal of experimental writing. They aim to explore the inner-workings of language, and the uniqueness of language as it appears to each author: “We want to see how language forms, sounds, tastes, and feels to you, and we want to accrue a body of work that attempts to illustrate the complex underpinnings that make up this day-to-day human feature.” Although L=Y=R=A is just beginning to publish content, you can explore the journal online to get a sense of what they like.

L=Y=R=A plans to publish a bimonthly journal, as well as “Snippses” and “Vonires” on a rolling basis. “Snippses” are “anything vaguely language related” such as thoughts, found snippets, dreams, diagrams, and micro essays. “Vonires” are made-up words, accompanied by definitions.

L=Y=R=A accepts a wide range of experimental writing—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays—as well as artwork. Right now, they’re seeking submissions for their inaugural issue. Authors may submit up to five pieces totaling 5,000 words in any genre. Visual artists may submit up to ten pieces.

Authors submitting to “Snippses” should include “Snippses” in the subject line of the submission email. Submissions to “Snippses” can be broad, and the editors enjoy receiving unusual content that wouldn’t otherwise be included in the journal. For more information, you can visit this page. “Snippses” will be published on a rolling basis.

Authors submitting to “Vonires” should include “Vox” in the subject line of the submission email. Submission to “Vonires” should include a made-up word along with a definition and a paragraph about its etymology. For more information, you can visit this page. “Vonires” will be published daily.

L=Y=R=A accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but they do not accept previously published work.

L=Y=R=A only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to L=Y=R=A, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.

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